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Crude Oil WTI Aug '20 (CLQ20)

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Crude Oil WTI Futures Market News and Commentary

Crude Oil Prices Give Up Early Gains and Close Lower on Energy Demand Concerns

Sep WTI crude oil (CLU20) on Thursday closed down -0.24 (-0.57%), Oct Brent crude oil (CBV20) closed down -0.08 (-0.18%), and Sep RBOB gasoline (RBU20) closed up +0.0053 (+0.43%).

Energy prices on Thursday settled mixed. Crude prices erased a morning rally and closed lower on demand concerns. A decline in the dollar index to a fresh 2-year low on Thursday was supportive of energy prices, as was better-than-expected global economic data, which is positive for energy demand.

Crude prices fell back on concern that the U.S. economy and energy demand may suffer if lawmakers cannot quickly agree on a new virus aid package. Lawmakers have been in a stalemate all week as they try to strike a deal before a self-imposed deadline of Friday. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said late Wednesday that "if we can't reach an agreement on the major issues, it's going to be hard to complete a deal."

On the negative side for crude, Saudi Arabia on Thursday cut its pricing for its main gr... Read more

Contract Specifications

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Contract
Crude Oil West Texas Intermediate
Contract Size
1,000 U.S. barrels (42,000 gallons)
Tick Size
1 cent per barrel ($10.00 per contract)
Trading Hours
5:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Sun-Fri) (RTH 8:00a.m. - 1:30p.m.) (Settles 1:30p.m.) CST
Exchange
NYMEX
Point Value
$1,000
Margin/Maintenance
$6,820/6,200
First Notice Date
07/23/20
Expiration Date
07/21/20 (expired)

Seasonal Chart

Crude Oil WTI Aug '20
Average Price Chart for 5 Prior Aug Contracts

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jul 28, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
639,196 (+25,873)
1,203,653 (+11,674)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
676,822 (-11,088)
144,253 (+5,219)
Producers - Long / Short
343,527 (+23,197)
474,076 (+18,692)
Swap Dealers - Long / Short
151,814 (+4,492)
585,722 (-5,202)
Managed Money - Long / Short
418,040 (-12,815)
66,264 (+5,531)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
258,782 (+1,727)
77,989 (-312)
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Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
37.08 +13.16%
on 06/25/20
42.40 -1.04%
on 07/21/20
+2.13 (+5.35%)
since 06/19/20
3-Month
20.28 +106.90%
on 04/22/20
42.40 -1.04%
on 07/21/20
+20.35 (+94.17%)
since 04/21/20
52-Week
20.28 +106.90%
on 04/22/20
62.21 -32.55%
on 01/08/20
-12.35 (-22.74%)
since 07/19/19

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Barchart Trading Guide

The Barchart Trading Guide is a Buy Signal with a Weak Signal Strength.

Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 43.43
1st Resistance Point 42.69
Last Price 41.96s
1st Support Level 40.93
2nd Support Level 39.91

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52-Week High 62.21
Fibonacci 61.8% 46.19
Last Price 41.96s
Fibonacci 50% 41.24
Fibonacci 38.2% 36.30
52-Week Low 20.28

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